Theme: Attachment

Home Town

The streets were yearning for your footprints,
The sky waiting to see you fly back home,
The breeze craving to touch your skin,
Kolkata was dejected until your arrival.
It’s your birth place, your home town,
All your sweet memories are sowed here,
The Ganges shed tears missing you,
And people over here couldn’t wait to see you.
Kolkata missed you more than you missed her.
She always wished to spend time with you.
A mother’s heart cried to be parted from her son,
A woman’s soul died to see her love, her man!
Yes, you were right; it’s all about attachment,
A strong bond binds you with Kolkata,
So wherever you are you can’t forget her,
And I must say, she can’t forget you either.

Despite the pollution, the politics, the corruption,
It’s still all yours, coz it’s your native land,
As we all know, we accept the dark side too
Apart from the sunny side of whom we love.
The roads are full of your fond memories,
South City, Forum, City Centre, KFC, Sigree, Priya,
The malls, the restaurants, the cinema halls,
You are scattered almost everywhere.
Kidderpore, Hazra, Bullygunge, Salt Lake,
Whom can you ignore, all belong to you,
 Your life’s best moments are all here,
They can’t breathe since you’re not near.
Kolkata is once again waiting for you,
Since you are so far away from her,
She will again welcome you with open arms,
Coz it’s your birth place, your home town!


More By  :  Rupradha Mookerjee

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Comments on this Poem

Comment Thanks a bunch Sir!! I love Kolkata, my home town..

25-Jan-2012 05:44 AM

Comment Very well composed, Rupradha. The maidan, the Red Road, the Howra Bridge, Vectoria Memorial and Park street, the sweet shop of NC Das at Esplanade, Light House, Moghula-i-paratha and Eden garden- all miss you! To cap it all, you miss the heartthrob of some one very special - a young poet, Rupa!!

Kumarendra Mallick
25-Jan-2012 04:49 AM

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